housewarming (single)

by Nightjars

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i saw it once, written on a mountainside
i thought about the burning bush and i cried
because every fire season passed in silence
and i never dared to speak –
and even if i had, what on earth would speak to me?

well, if times can change, then so can i
i never have to write another lullaby
because i'm a cicada seventeen
and i open without a hinge –
but what if i emerge and i haven't grown an inch?

even if we die like dogs
it's better than what they planned for us
i fight against the rising cost
and you hold off the ostrogoths and
ooh, we'll have a little housewarming
decline of rome
welcome back, and welcome home

city of angels, no heaven on earth
don't take it all, just take what hurts
oh, they bleed red for god and gold, but
who's looking after me?
why call it a loss when it doesn't have to be?

even if we die like dogs
it's better than what they planned for us, oh
you hold off the ostrogoths and
they can't get enough of us and
ooh, we'll have a little housewarming
the fall of rome
call every quiet place a home

i won't let go
if we agree we can't not grow
i won't let go
if we agree we can't not grow

i'm in the empire now and i admit that i'm afraid
they bait the bears, they bet with blood, and they call it a game
so i could write another sad slow song
or i could write a battle cry

let the echoes guide me home
this, too, can see me through the night

even if we die like dogs
it's better than what they planned for us, oh
they can't get enough of us
i always knew we had the guts and

even if we die like dogs
it's better than what they planned for us
i always knew we had the guts
i fight against the rising cost and
ooh, we'll have a little housewarming
the ruins of rome
i'm gonna build myself a home

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released July 28, 2015
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special thanks to:
birds for bird noises
cars and people for other background noises

feat. some wind

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